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Medical Assistant - Avon, CT

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ProHealth Physicians, part of OptumCare

Avon Primary Care, ProHealth Physicians, part of Optum has an immediate full-time opening for a friendly, patient focused and detailed oriented Medical Assistant to join our team. This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. The Medical Assistant hired into this position might be expected to float to other practices for coverage. Work schedule will be determined in the office by the Practice Manager.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The Medical Assistant supports the Care team and its patients through patient care, clinical and administrative tasks including patient intake, receiving and responding to patient phone calls, and documenting patient interactions
  • The MA performs duties within their scope of practice delegated by, and under the supervision of, a provider or physician
  • Performs all duties within the scope of a Medical Assistant's practice
  • Performs EKGs and other office testing
  • Performs quality control checks on equipment
  • Rooms patients according to policy and procedures, prepares patient for examination
  • Records patient care documentation in the medical record accurately and in a timely manner
  • Coordinates patient care as directed by physicians, company standards and policies
  • Respects patient confidentiality at all times and treats patients with courtesy and respect
  • Organizes exam and treatment rooms, stocks and cleans rooms and sterilizes instruments
  • Practices standard infection control precautions
  • Telephone and in-person screening limited to intake and gathering of information without requiring the exercise of judgment based on clinical knowledge
  • Carries out standing orders consistent with ProHealth' s policies and procedures
  • Schedules tests, treatments and follow-up visits on behalf of patients
  • In advance of the visit, perform Pre-visit Preparation to confirm that all needed information is available
  • Informs new and existing patients/families about how to access information about their healthcare team
  • Delivers quality patient service
  • Ensures all policy and procedures are followed including infection control, patient confidentiality and privacy
  • Actively participate in regular team meetings and quality improvement activities
  • Responsible for conducting outreach to patients identified on monthly clinical performance reports
  • Provide effective communication with all patients
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned


You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Medical Assistant Certification - CMA or RMA within 120 days from hire
  • Experienced with EMR
  • You will be provisioned with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are required to perform this role with patients and members on site, as this is an essential function of this role
  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience administering blood draws

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Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Keywords: MA, Medical Assistant, CT, Connecticut, Avon, Primary Care, CMA, RMA

Medical Assistant - Avon, CT

United Health Group
Avon, CT
Full Time

Published on 11/25/2021

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